So it ‘s about time I wrote my first blog for USE…perhaps I should introduce myself first as you are probably all thinking who on the earth is she?
I am a third year Economics BSc student and the new Business Coaching Intern. This year is definitely the most daunting yet, but I am looking forward to the new opportunities, challenges and the hard work ahead. Being my first year at USE, I can’t wait to get stuck in.
Outside my course, one of my great passions is music. Playing in orchestras and bands from an early age, I always knew I wanted to continue music when I came to university, and Sheffield University open day provided me with the answers… Sheffield University Wind Orchestra. I am not the typical tuba player, being a small, 5 ft 3 blonde, but that’s what always attracted me to playing it. I like to be different! I’ve already had two great years with them, I am looking forward to being treasurer this year after a successful year of being social secretary. Our first concert is on Novemeber 25th, 7.30pm so come along!
One of my highlights this summer was working as a leisure and welfare assistant on one of OISE‘s language schools in Bristol. This involved creating a leisure programme for the students to enjoy and taking them on excursions at the weekend to London, Bath, Cardiff e.t.c Who could have thought that taking 15 students on a walking tour around London could be so difficult. Atleast I finished with my entire group unlike one of my colleagues who appeared to have a wanderer.
As one of the activities, we decided to have a dance and fashion show. For the first two weeks of the course we ran an arts and crafts workshop where all of the students could come along and create clothes out of recycling and bin liners. We definitely had some masterpieces including a dress made out of balloons and one made out of plastic bags. As soon as we had our dress rehearsal, everybody wanted to get involved. Hours and hours of preparation went into finding the right music with a good catwalk beat, and getting the timing right and the presentation of the hall. But we pulled it off and even got congratulated by the boss saying it was the best show he had seen in all of his years working at OISE. Plus the students loved it and we even got a few boys involved.
I suppose all I am trying to say in this blog is get involved, there are so many opportunities out there, so don’t miss out!